Pedestrian safety enforcement highlights crossing on NE Glisan St. this Wed.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau announced that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled at the marked crossing of Northeast Glisan Street at Northeast 78th Avenue on Wednesday, November 28, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. to raise awareness of pedestrian safety and traffic law.
Of the four crossings at this intersection, one is a marked crosswalk and the other three are unmarked. Police will be focusing enforcement at the marked crosswalk. The crosswalk is popular with those walking to nearby TriMet bus stops, the Montavilla Community Center and Vestal Elementary School.
Crosswalk enforcement actions include a pedestrian decoy positioned at marked or unmarked crossings. Drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians in the crossing and pedestrians who jaywalk may be issued a warning or citation by the Portland Police Bureau.
Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right of way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings. These enforcement actions are conducted approximately once a month.
Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/StreetSmart to learn more about the StreetSmart – Go Safe effort.